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Baumhaus Shiro Walnut Furniture | Art Deco Modernism for Contemporary Tastes

Shiro Walnut Furniture

Crafted from the highest grade solid walnut, this contemporary modern art deco walnut furniture collection enriches any space with this exceptional retro style furniture. This Shiro walnut furniture rejuvenates the aesthetics of art-deco modernism, the look is contemporary but the style is enduring. Walnut is an unmatched timber with regard to its rich dense grain and the walnut used in production of the Shiro range is obtained from carefully managed plantations making this the ideal marriage of style and sustainability. This modern walnut furniture range matches with our Mayan collection. Buy online - UK stock - Quick Delivery.

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Art Deco Walnut Bookcase
This modern art deco style walnut wood bookcase has a beautiful and contemporary modern curved de..
£519.00
Art Deco Walnut Coffee Table
This art deco style walnut occasional table has a beautiful and contemporary modern curved design..
£299.00
Art Deco Walnut Coffee Trunk
This art deco style table has a beautiful and contemporary modern curved design and is hand-craft..
£399.00
Art Deco Walnut Computer Desk
This walnut home work station has a beautiful and contemporary modern curved design and is hand-c..
£699.00
Art Deco Walnut Console Table
This retro table has a beautiful and contemporary modern curved design and is hand-crafted from t..
£399.00
Art Deco Walnut Entertainment Unit
This hi-fi entertainment walnut cabinet has a beautiful and contemporary retro modern curved desi..
£319.00
Art Deco Walnut Filing Cabinet 2D
This walnut retro style cabinet has a beautiful and contemporary modern curved design and is hand..
£399.00
Art Deco Walnut Filing Cabinet 3D
This office filing cabinet has a beautiful and contemporary modern curved design and is hand-craf..
£499.00
Art Deco Walnut Hidden Home Office
This computer desk has a beautiful and contemporary modern curved design and is hand-crafted from..
£599.00
Art Deco Walnut Low Bookcase
This retro style low bookcase or display cabinet has a beautiful and contemporary modern curved d..
£349.00
Art Deco Walnut Low TV Cabinet
This walnut widescreen TV unit or display unit has a beautiful and contemporary modern curved des..
£269.00
Art Deco Walnut Shoe Cupboard
This retro style cabinet has a beautiful and contemporary modern curved design and is hand-crafte..
£399.00
Art Deco Walnut Shoe Cupboard
Stylish shoe cupboard for offering invaluable hidden storage and is a beautiful piece of furnitur..
£599.00
Art Deco Walnut Sideboard
This large sideboard has a beautiful and contemporary modern retro curved design and is hand-buil..
£699.00
Art Deco Walnut Table Nest
This solid walnut table set has a beautiful and contemporary retro modern curved design and is ha..
£289.00
Art Deco Walnut Tall Shoe Cupboard
 Stylish tall walnut shoe cupboard for clever shoe storage.  FEATURES Craft..
£449.00
Art Deco Walnut TV Cabinet
This television media cabinet has a beautiful and contemporary modern curved design and is hand-c..
£419.00
Shiro Walnut Wood Sample
Sample of solid walnut finished in the Shiro range colour and satin lacquered. ..
£2.00
Shiro-Mayan Large Dining Table
Solid walnut dining table suitable for six to eight people. This beautiful table is stylish ..
£599.00
Shiro-Mayan Medium Dining Table
Four to six seat solid walnut dining table. This beautiful table is stylish and modern. It i..
£549.00
Shiro-Mayan Small Dining Table
Four seat solid walnut dining table. This beautiful table is stylish and modern. It is robus..
£489.00
Shiro-Mayan Walnut Dining Chair 1
The chairs are carefully crafted from solid hardwood timber and the legs are solid walnut finishe..
£199.00
Shiro-Mayan Walnut Dining Chair 2
A set of two elegant upholstered dining chairs in Biscuit shade. FEATURES Constructed..
£189.00
Shiro-Mayan Walnut Dining Chair 3
The chairs are carefully crafted from solid hardwood timber and the legs are solid walnut finishe..
£189.00
Shiro-Mayan Walnut Dining Chair 4
The chairs are carefully crafted from solid hardwood timber and the legs are solid walnut finishe..
£239.00

Walnut is a very high quality timber with a dense grain, this makes it the perfect choice for building stunning and unique furniture. Crafted from the highest grade selected solid walnut obtained from sustainable managed plantations.

The Walnut tree or Juglans is a plant genus of the family Juglandaceae, the seeds of which are known as walnuts. They are flowering deciduous trees growing to around 10 to 40 metres tall, with pinnate leaves between 200 to 900 millimetres in length.

The 21 species in the genus range across the north temperate Old World from southeast Europe east to Japan, and more widely in the New World from southeast Canada west to California and south to Argentina.

The two most commercially important species are J. regia for timber and nuts, and J. nigra for timber. Both species have similar cultivation requirements and are widely grown in temperate zones.

The common walnut and the black walnut and its allies, are important for their attractive timber, which is hard, dense, tight-grained and polishes to a very smooth finish. The colour ranges from creamy white in the sapwood to a dark chocolate colour in the heartwood. When kiln-dried, walnut wood tends toward a dull brown colour, but when air-dried can become a rich purplish-brown. Because of its colour, hardness and grain, it is a prized furniture and carving wood.

Here is a short video explaining the techniques used to stain and produce an everlasting finish for walnut timber.

Design influence

Art deco has it's roots in Europe, in particular the French capital, Paris. It was created in the early years of the 20th century, but didn't really gain popularity until after World War I. It remained in vogue right up to the outbreak of World War II.

This style was not just for the elite. By the 1930s, mass production meant that everyone could obtain in the art deco style. As travel became popular, this style was also influenced by foreign cultures outside of Europe, in particular Africa where animal skins, ivory, mother of pearl, and tortoiseshell could be obtained. After Tutankhamun's tomb was discovered, Egyptian pyramids and sphinxes were widely featured.

Our Shiro collection features some of the influences of this era, such as curved geometric and angular shapes, plus chunky robust design and the popularity of the rich walnut colours.

Construction

This range has exceptional build quality and is designed to last a lifetime. Solidly built and no self-assembly is required except for dining tables.

Joinery techniques include tongue and groove backs and fully dovetailed drawers. Features include stylish antiqued bronze handles plus a resilient satin lacquer finish.

Home office

The Shiro furniture range features several pieces perfectly suited to your home office or study requirements. The computer desks and workstations provide cleverly designed solutions to hide the ugly clutter associated with computers and IT. The filing cabinets and bookcases offer essential storage for paper files and books.

Practicality

Being robustly built to the very highest standards with practical design sense this furniture is ideal for the family home or any commercial situation such as hotel rooms and restaurants. The simple design and lustre of the stained walnut timbers allow this furniture to form part of many interior design decorating themes.

Stock and availability

It is usually available from stock in the UK for delivery in around two weeks by a professional furniture courier specialist.

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What is walnut?

Walnut wood is obtained from the walnut tree - Otherwise known as 'Juglans'. It is capable of growing up to 40 metres high. There are 21 species, with the greater number now grown in North and South America. English walnut and black walnut are the most frequently used types for furniture making.

Walnut is a highly popular timber and has been used in the past as gun stocks and even as a herb in Chinese medicine. Also the nuts from walnut trees are edible and are globally popular. The shells are used for cleaning metals, fibreglass, plastics, wood and stone amognst many other things.
 

Why is walnut great for furniture making?

Nowadays, walnut is used widely in new cabinet making as well as being popular by antique furniture collectors. Walnut is a lovely dark and rich wood, providing a warm and luxurious feeling to any interior decor scheme. Walnut is a hardwood with a neat, straight grain and is available in a range of shades to provide for all requirements.

Walnut is less dense than oak and is in high demand from furniture makers because it will keep its shape when intricately carved. Walnut furniture is often crafted using walnut veneers, due to the expense of solid walnut hardwood. Quality walnut veneers with tight grains produce exceptionally attractive furniture that can be to a very special, smooth finish.

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